Abraham, Martin And John

I got an email from my Mum, telling me today is the 40th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s Assanination. She metioned a song that commemorates the the lives of Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy. it was written by Dick Holler is response to the assassinations of King and the younger Kennedy in April and June 1968. I am told it brings tears to many people eyes (not just you mum!). So here it is:

Abraham, Martin & John – Dion

Lyrics

Has anybody here seen my old friend Abraham?
Can you tell me where he’s gone?
He freed a lot of people,
But it seems the good they die young.
You know, I just looked around and he’s gone.

Anybody here seen my old friend John?
Can you tell me where he’s gone?
He freed a lot of people,
But it seems the good they die young.
I just looked around and he’s gone.

Anybody here seen my old friend Martin?
Can you tell me where he’s gone?
He freed a lot of people,
But it seems the good they die young.
I just looked ’round and he’s gone.

Didn’t you love the things that they stood for?
Didn’t they try to find some good for you and me?
And we’ll be free
Some day soon, and it’s a-gonna be one day …

Anybody here seen my old friend Bobby?
Can you tell me where he’s gone?
I thought I saw him walkin’ up over the hill,
With Abraham, Martin and John.

Author: Stephen

Cork born and bred, proud European and Irishman. Involved in many organisations and politics. Also writes for SpirtualityIreland.org and UCC Express.

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